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Republic of China
Flag of China

Location of China (Light green)
Puppets Guizhou, Yunnan, Guangxi, Jinshaan and Mengjiang (Grey)
GEACPS (Dark red)
Ruling Party Kuomintang - Gaopai
Head of StatePresident Gao Zongwu
Head of GovernmentPremier Zhou Fohai
Sphere Co-Prosperity Sphere
Foreign Alignment Core Member of the Sphere
Credit Rating Acceptable
Market Type Free Market Capitalism

China, officially the Republic of China (Chinese: 中華民國), is a country in East Asia and a satellite state of Japan. Though having an expansive de jure territory, much of the land it claims as part of nation is not under its control, but rather under the control of local warlords, military administrations, or other forms of governments that hold autonomy.

History[edit | edit source]

Founded in 1940 after negotiations between the Japanese and Wang Jingwei in Shanghai, the Reorganized Government led by Chinese collaborators working with the Empire of Japan would slowly but surely cause the destruction of the Chinese United Front.

Claiming to be the actual legitimate executor of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen’s vision due to his role in recording his last will and testament, Wang Jingwei worked with the Japanese leadership to ensure the absolute destruction of Chiang-Kai Shek's Kuomintang (KMT) and Mao Zedong's Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

This was done through a formal alliance between the Empire of Japan and his collaborationist regime, and the handover of administration to his regime during Wang's visits to Tokyo in 1941 and 1943, signing treaties and handing over occupation of captured regions to Wang's administration.

Despite this, the last holdouts would only surrender in the battle of Chongqing after Chiang and Mao died fighting, and were hung before the remnants of Chongqing before the city was completely razed by IJA forces.

The death of Wang Jingwei in 1944 in Nagoya ushered Chen Gongbo to assume the office of president. Chen oversaw the end of the war and the solidification of the regime's authority over western China, and the talks between the victorious Japanese and the collaborationists.

The end of World War II would bring an era of uncertainty to the Chinese populace, especially one where the Japanese troops could run amok, looting households, raping women and committing crimes against the populace. This was further reinforced by Japanese policy in China, which was unrestrained in brutality.

However, there was a light at the end of the tunnel. While the 1947 Peace Agreements humiliated the country, the Japanese occupation purged most dissent in the region and the vast amount of Japanese subsidies allowed for the rebuilding of infrastructure and homes.

The Japanese pillaged what industry they could and seized control of former business assets from Chinese and foreign corporations but it was peaceful enough. Former soldiers stood down, returned home, trading their rifles for ploughs and tending to the soil long neglected in the face of war.

Thus resulted in the Agrarian Boom of the 1950s, as Chinese crop exports increased in quantity. This would reduce famines within the Co-Prosperity Sphere, and people were able to rebuild faster than they could before, becoming the essential breadbasket of the Sphere.

Due to ailing health and perceived “weakness” by the Legislative Yuan regarding the integration of warlord states, Chen Gongbo resigned from the presidency in 1951 in favor of a cabinet position. What followed was a half-decade long internal power struggle with the Central-KMT’s “Reformist” clique at odds with the Right-KMT’s “Old Guard” clique. Candidates on both sides would promise deals to the Japanese for support, only to be left in the cold by them upon their assumption of power.

The situation’s direness could perhaps be exemplified when a session of the Legislative Yuan was postponed because the appointed Japanese “Legislative Ambassador” opted to skip the assembly in favor of a day out on Nanjing’s waterfront. Legislative concessions to the Japanese culminated in a situation where because of a legislative clause requiring that all executive-legislative members be present for a session, now including the Ambassador. The chaos was apparent and both factions knew something had to be done to salvage China’s rapidly fleeting sovereignty, lest a complete Japanese occupation over China became a reality.

Therefore, Lin Baisheng was elected- a mere propagandist with minimal experience in politics. Hoping to reinvigorate the nation, Lin announced the beginning of the Five Modernizations to repair the country's dilapidated and shattered state, but its success is still yet to be seen.

Political Parties and Factions[edit | edit source]

Name Ideology Leaders
Chinese Nationalist Party Wang Jingwei Thought Lin Baisheng
Crescent Moon Club Liberalism Luo Longji
Democratic Youth League Li Gongpu
Chinese State Socialist Party Social Democracy Zhang Junmai